Texans’ response to Deshaun Watson’s reiterated trade demand
Deshaun Watson has made it clear that he still wants to be traded from the Houston Texans as soon as possible. Despite Watson’s reiterating his trade remands, the Texans continue to avoid any discussions with teams about trading Watson, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
The #Texans remain unwilling to discuss QB Deshaun Watson with other teams, some of whom have resorted to leaving voicemails with trade offers, per sources.
Watson spoke briefly to coach David Culley recently, but the two still haven’t met in person. Houston not budging.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 25, 2021
On Thursday, it was reported that Watson met with new Texans head coach David Culley for the first time. During his conversation with Culley, Watson shared that he still desires a trade, and he doesn’t plan on playing for the team again.
It is well-known that Watson wants out of Houston and there’s nothing the Texans can do to salvage their fractured relationship with him. On the other hand, Houston remains in denial as they refuse to open trade talks with teams involving the three-time Pro Bowler.
Of course, a slew of teams would love to have the opportunity to make an offer for Watson. More than half the league could upgrade at quarterback by acquiring Watson via trade this offseason.
But until the Texans begin fielding offers for Watson, they continue to make the situation tougher for both sides. There has to be a point where Houston realizes they screwed things up with Watson and move on while they can get an abundance of draft capital in return.
Seeing that the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets both have two first-round picks in this year’s draft, the clock is ticking for Houston to get enough capital to make a move for one of this year’s premier quarterback prospects.
While Watson is adamant about wanting out, and teams continue to make offers for him, the Texans plan to continue leaving those teams on read.